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St Finbarr’s Boys NS notes

THE Sixth Class pupils participating in the Primary School Debating Competition have now progressed to the third Round. The team include: Michael Folan, Oliver O’Shea, Cohen Lee, TJ Sullivan, Hugh Fitzgerald and Eoghan O’ Mahony. The boys competed against Kilcoe N.S and  St Mary’s Senior School, Dunmanway. They look forward to the next round in the coming weeks.

Lots of interest in Kinsale Men’s Shed

THE Kinsale Men’s Shed held their information evening last Thursday night at the Temperance Hall in Kinsale. The event was well attended by over 30 men. Committee member of the Kinsale Men’s Shed, Simon Toussifar said, “It was a great night, we weren’t expecting so many to turn up. There was a healthy mix of different aged men from their 20s up to their late 60s and 70s. Many of

Free mental health care will soon become easier to access in West Cork

THE West Cork Suicide Prevention Service, Lisheens House, has taken another step toward realising its dream to offer free counselling to anyone in the region who needs it.  Lisheens House organisers, Noreen Murphy and Mick Kearns, are delighted to announce the opening of their first drop-in centre location on Main Street, Skibbereen which is due to open in early April. “We have been waiting for suitable premises in the right

Dunmanway Mens Shed appeal

Wanted for our current recycling project?used unwanted bicycles and parts in good condition.?If you have any please contact Dunmanway Men’s Shed on 023 885 6818 or check out our Facebook page, or just please wheel them along on to the shed any Tuesday or Thursday. We are also having a Open Day at Mens Shed Dunmanway on Thursday 5th March from 10am-2pm.

Evolution of Bandon lecture

“The Evolution of Bandon Bridge from a Protestant stronghold to its position in ‘Independent’ Ireland” is the title of the next Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage lecture at The Parish Centre, Clonakilty next Wednesday 25th Februry at 8.30pm. It will be delivered by Kieran Doyle who is a teacher of English and History at Clonakilty Community College. In 2014 he completed an MA in Local History in UCC, with his thesis focussing

Carer’s collaborate on crochet project

THE spirit of collaboration is alive and well in West Cork as is proven by the new exciting project that West Cork Carers Support Group have undertaken. “We pride ourselves on being a Carer led Support Group and many of our Carers had expressed the desire to do a collaborative crafts project, so the West Cork Carers Crochet Project was born” said Lorna Harte, Support Worker in West Cork Carers